False Statement # 13 by Steve Slott, DDS
“Dental fluorosis is not an issue with water fluoridation.”
This certainly has to be one of the most ridiculous statements ever by this most ignorant “dental expert”.
SLOTT: I will add that in 32 years of practicing dentistry in a fluoridated community surrounded by fluoridated communities, I have as yet to see one case of dental fluorosis, attributable in any manner to fluoridation, which would even detectable outside of close examination in my dental chair. Dental fluorosis is not an issue with water fluoridation.
RESPONSE: “Attributable to fluoridation”?
Dental fluorosis is the result of an excessive amount of TOTAL fluoride ingested at a crucial time of development.
Meanwhile, most “dental experts” claim that this is due to fluoride ingestion from toothpaste.
The NRC wrote in 1993:
"...the prevalence of dental fluorosis reported in optimally fluoridated areas (both natural and added) in recent years ranged from 8% to 51%, compared with 3% to 26% in nonfluoridated areas."
NRC - Health Effects of Ingested Fluoride, pg.37 (1993)
Presuming that the use of fluoridated toothpaste is similar in fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas, and that there is increased intake from fluoride supplements in non-fluoridated areas, why would the rate of dental fluorosis be twice as high in fluoridated areas?